Filipinos: the Invisible Minority?

In the most populous state of California, Filipinos have enough of a population presence that they are counted as a separate ethnic demographic from Asians and Pacific Islanders since the 2000 census.  Yet Filipino cultural visibility and societal participation remains frustratingly minimal given the lack of Filipino restaurants, lack of Filipino celebrities and politicians, and minimal knowledge of crucial historical relationships between the Philippines and the United States.  Filipinos truly are what the Wikipedia entry on “Filipino American” labels as the “invisible minority.” 

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